London to Calais
Our challenge begins bright and early from London, we head south out of the capital and quickly leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind us. Weaving our way down quiet country lanes we are treated to some beautiful scenery. After conquering few tough climbs in through the Kent Downs we arrive in Dover late afternoon and take the evening ferry over to Calais.
Approx. 95 miles cycling
Calais to Henin-Beaumont
Our second day in the saddle and we head east out of Calais and into the stunning countryside of northern France. We cruise down the French roads enjoying the rolling hills and picturesque villages until we reach the industrial town of Henin Beaumont where we spend the night.
Approx. 85 miles cycling
Henin-Beaumont to Compiegne
An early start this morning as we face our longest day in the saddle. Our route today takes us through Saint-Quentin and then on to our hotels for the night in Compiegne, home to the beautiful Chateau de Compiegne built originally for Louis XV and restored by Napoleon.
Approx. 98 mile cycling
Compiegne to Paris
The final day of cycling and the big push to Paris, our final destination. After lunch near the outskirts of Paris and you will start to spot the familiar sights of the Eiffel Tower and the River Seine. We rendezvous in a park just north of Paris before joining together to cycle the last miles along some of the famous boulevards. Our finish point can be seen for miles above the Paris skyline and on arrival the celebration can begin!
Approx. 55 miles cycling
Paris to London on the Eurostar
The day is yours to soak up the Parisian way of life and explore the city and visit the landmarks only yesterday you were cycling by. We will meet you in the afternoon at the Gare du Nord to catch the Eurostar home arriving at St Pancras, where you will be reunited with your bike which will have been transported for you overnight.
Due to the nature of the challenge, this itinerary is subject to change.